Laconia

[luh-koh-nee-uh]
Related formsLa·co·ni·an, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of laconian

  • No one, I take it, will dispute the splendour, the perfection of the Laconian constitution.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • Or is it on these Laconian friends of yours that you pride yourselves?

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • At the date of Mnasippus's death he chanced to be off Sphagiae in Laconian territory.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • At the same time they were careful not to set foot on Laconian soil for the purposes of war.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • Will you leave each of the Laconian towns its separate autonomy?


British Dictionary definitions for laconian

Laconian

noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Laconia, the ancient Greek country of which Sparta was the capital
adjective
  1. of or relating to Laconia or its inhabitants

Laconia

noun
  1. an ancient country of S Greece, in the SE Peloponnese, of which Sparta was the capital: corresponds to the present-day department of Lakonia
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